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Bracing for Bad News in Dallas

Mister Teacher reports on the mood in Dallas, where 460 teachers are scheduled to be laid off this week (with the announcement now expected to come today):

Tomorrow is going to SUCK. It is going to be atrocious. Hellacious. God-awful. Battlefield Earth-esque.

Considering the district somehow acquired a $84 million budget shortfall, a student makes a pertinent point:

The other day, one of the kids in Mrs. Math's class asked her what was going on, since his parents had been talking about the news. So Mrs. Math explained how the district had made some mathematical mistakes when adding money. The student said, "But we've been adding money all week! Why can't THEY add money??"

Update 10/17: "Dallas Lays Off Close to 400 Teachers" (AP)

Update 10/17: Mister Teacher: "I'm still standing"

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